I just finished my 12 gauge Mossberg 500A project check it out. The before and after pictures are below
Its got top folding pistol grip stock
Pistol grip forend
Hi viz front sights
Shot force shell holder
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Last edited by southernshooter; 04-04-2006 at 10:36 PM..
Your post said 'Home Defense', with which I certainly have no problem.
But, consider this. You are truly the victim of a 'home invasion'; luckily, able to get to your highly modified Mossberg shotgun, complete with folding stock (purpose?? Concealment???) high cap mag, heat shield (purpose?? Extended firefight???) Laser sight (Purpose?? ambush accuracy????), and loaded with ammo that would stop a truck(purpose?? Defense against Marauding bears???)
We've just begun the courtroom dance that will ensue, likely, after you justifiably 'put down' the perpetrator of a 'home invasion' kind of crime.
OTOH, if I take the head clean off the same SOB, with a vent rib, 18 1/4" Ithaca 37 (you know better, never built, but looks factory), with a load of Wal mart #7 1/2's, it's cut and dried, because plaintiff's attorney has no case.
Your Mossy qualifies "race gun", by most standards, and will put you, not the perp, on trial, in most venues, since it (?) says you were looking for trouble, by PC standards.
My "home defense" shotguns, about half a dozen, are all 'stock looking' Ithacas, placed convenientlyand accessibly, about the property, and loaded with 'promotional load' birdshot; the reason? My attorney said he would not deal with another case if it was not of this profile!
You appear to 'flying on instinct'; my course is dictated by (?) bad experience, and sound legal counsel.
You are free to use, reuse, or discard this message, as you see fit, but the cost of a "Justifiable Shooting", here, in Texas, was about 20K$, US, last time I checked.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry
Goes along with stash's comments regarding defensibility. For self-defense, it is usually best to use factory loads. Lawyers *love* to claim all sorts of nonsense, such as "he loaded up KILLER BULLETS because he was so BLOODTHIRSTY!"
Practice with reloads, defend with factory. Same philosophy works for handguns, also.
Stash it sleeps right next to me, and Mississippi just got the castle doctrine and the stand your ground bill. So I put on everything that will help me in the middle of the night if something does happen. Thanx for the advice
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Last edited by southernshooter; 04-05-2006 at 10:34 PM..
I think it works fine. But, it's not fast to access that ammo, and of course you have the weight issue of it being added to the gun. On the other hand, of course you have the 4 extra rounds with you, in case some additional zombies that need dispatching.....